Easter in France

The Easter is a religious feast that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It follows the Friday, three days after the death of Jesus,. The date varies each year but Easter is calculated as the first Sunday after the full moon following the first day of spring (March 21).

In France, Easter Monday is a public holiday since 1886. In Eastern of France, Good Friday is not a working day. During Easter, kids look for eggs, rabbits, hens and chicks of chocolate in the garden.
According to the tradition, the bells go to Rome for the Lent and they drop chocolate eggs when they return at home. Thus, at the end of the traditional Easter Mass , the church bells sound and children go to the gardens to pick up chocolate eggs.
Then at the end of the day, is the occasion to celebrate Easter around a family meal generally comprising a roast lamb and chocolate eggs.



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